Smart Fish: Frequent Flyer App

Smart Fish is a travel app designed for kids ages 3 to 7 that allows them to pack their bags and enjoy the travel season. (Courtesy of Vendor / May 23, 2013)

What it is: A travel app designed for kids ages 3 to 7 that allows them to pack their bags and enjoy the travel season by exploring worldwide destinations like London, Cairo and Moscow.  After kids learn how to pack a suitcase according to weather, they drive to the airport, navigate security lines and board their flight.   Little travelers claim their luggage and are off to see the world! After a busy day of sightseeing, kids can snap a few photos and create a postcard to send back home. 
Why it’s fun: The perfect app for a kid to play leading up to a summer vacation, Frequent Flyer builds anticipation of traveling while giving parents an opportunity to prepare and a context in which to share their own travel experiences.
Kids create an avatar for themselves, select their own luggage and can decorate their suitcase with stickers from their travels — a soccer ball from Rio, a pyramid sticker from Cairo. It’s a fun way to learn about geography while at the same time preparing a child for airport security routines (if only real-life security lines were this much fun!).  Kids will get a kick out of watching the screen tilt back during “takeoff.”  Bon voyage!